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coming from a new center here in moscow this is r.t. top stories now explosions and fighting in the syrian capital as rebels announce a full scale offensive against damascus that's amid another diplomatic attempt to end the crisis. to britain's airport at the london olympics while the u.k. is forced to draft more troops and police after security contractors bite off more than they can chew. and insulting muslim immigrants in belgium describe a new starter kit which they say is nothing more than a guide for sandwiches arriving in the civilized world. was promised next hour to
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discuss his britain's domestic and foreign policy with a controversial u.k. m.p. who sheds light on agendas debated behind closed doors our in-depth interview next . today i'm in the parliamentary office of george galloway m.p. who around three months ago one surprise election victory in his constituency of bradford west george galloway thanks very much for talking to us today now your election your victory was a surprise to many possibly not to you what does it take to break a monopoly of these three ruling parties to win an election in british politics and everest of a challenge because first of all the big parties command almost all of the media attention and the media is the medium through which most people get their political ideas news and secondly because you usually like
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a critical credibility factor people are doubtful that they would be doing other than throwing their vote away by voting for a candidate who may be closer to their cup of tea but are unlikely to win it and therefore the voters in a way taking a self-denying ordinance and the choosing of the m.p. but if you have this critical mass of. derision i mean i don't think that's too strong a word the derision felt in the country against the three mainstream parties often see if backside could have three cheeks these three parties are those three. the three mainstream parties are such that you couldn't slip a cigarette paper between them they all accept that austerity is the medicine some
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quibble about the dosage and the the timetable of the taking of the medicine but they all accept that the mass of the people must pay the price for the crimes and the mistakes of rich and powerful people secondly all of them support britain's role in going around the world invading other people's countries occupying them and dick spending billions in some cases hundreds of billions of hard earned money that the people have sweated for. on weapons and war. and so if you can come along and say we don't believe the ordinary people should pay the price for this crisis and we don't believe britain should be occupying other people's countries first in the ranks of those pushing for a new invasion a new occupation as mr hague is doing over syria for example at the moment we just reject that we we are paradigm is completely different and it's like in the
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wonderful film dead poets society when the teacher invites the children to stand on the desk and see how different everything looks once you get people standing up on those desks they can see that actually the world looks very different from that and do you think that there's a why did disconnect between politics and the electorate the people the people hold the mainstream politicians in contempt they know that the mainstream politicians hundred. many hundreds of them almost all of them. are looting the people's pockets in parliamentary expenses which was a huge scandal. we have actually a systemic failure in britain the media is on trial the bankers are on trial the politicians have been put on trial and found guilty long ago so. who was untouched by the expenses scandal didn't claim any expenses at all. and who.
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has a track record of attacking the mogul billionaire mogul ownership of the media and is seen as an anti political voice in the sense of being anti the political system. bingo we won we won the jackpot and you said in the past that muslims like you because you protect them from islam of faith yet we recently had the director of m i five say that al qaeda is using arab spring nations to recruit terrorists and potentially target britain is there a point to islamophobia that forward to people have other people justified in their fear of islam if you know like any for it is irrational exaggerated and paranoid but that's not to say the extremism does not exist of course it exists and exists in britain and it gets more and more. oxygen. as
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a result of the policies that the british government follows you can't make endless war against muslims and muslim countries abroad and expect to have no resonance here at home but actually we are the antidote to islamist extremism because we say to the young muslims you are right to be angry but be angry with others who are not muslims in democratic politics so that you can affect change rather than blowing yourself and other people up in these kind of terrible acts of self immolation that we saw on seven seven five years ago here almost to the day. so. the truth is al qaeda exists it was invented by the countries no most concerned about it it was invented on the principle bankrupt moral principle that my enemy's enemy is my friend the soviet union was the enemy of the west so they gave
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weapons and money and credibility to an islamist fanatic formation and they didn't read the novel frankenstein to the end if they had they would have known that when you make a monster it ultimately breaks free of your control so there's no one to blame but themselves for this phenomena. of islamist extremism it comes out of a swamp of hatred saun by western countries and their policies towards the muslim countries therefore the best way to solve this problem is to drain the swamp of hatred and bitterness by doing the reverse of what we did to fill it and there is a rise in islamist political parties there isn't that particularly in arab spring nations in the middle east and north africa what challenges do you think that poses for syria at the moment well a very large number of people in syria whether a majority or no i don't know are terrified of the prospects of victory for
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the syrian rebels. because there's a substantial christian population in syria for example which has the most on a position of any christian group anywhere in the middle east putting israel by the way. there are. minority islamic sects which are substantial a number but a minority in the state as a whole there are different ethnic groups just people for example are terrified of the victory of a jihadist extremist islamic victory so that's undoubtedly one of the reasons why the syrian government is still holding on in the teeth of what is a thorough going and massive international conspiracy against them not because they're a dictatorship because the west likes dictatorships in the arab world saudi arabia is the grimmest dictatorship of them all and is the best friend of the west not
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because it's one family rule because of course all these arab dictatorships are one family rule in saudi arabia the families even given its name to the country even kim jong il didn't do that so it's not because of dislike of dictatorship you know it's because the syrian regime refuses to follow western all. and has always refused to follow western orders that's why they want to bring them down they're all mixed signals they want assad he seems to suggest that he will step down that he won't what do you think will happen and as far as i know he has no intention of stepping down there are people who fly kites in the western media russia's about to change its position china is about to change its position ourselves about to go on a plane this is i think largely dissent formation but undoubtedly the syrian regime has a massive problem it has democratic deficit in its country it is a dictatorship the era of dictatorship must be coming to an end in the arab world
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and should come to an end should have long ago come to an end but there are many dictatorships in the arab world who are not being targeted by this international conspiracy indeed. a vital component part of the conspiracy mrs clinton declared the friends of democratic syria but within three days even she had realized the resume billeted of that moniker because its core included saudi arabia and qatar were there is no democracy of any kind whatsoever you mention these ethnic groups that are just sling for position in syria do you predict a full scale slide into civil war and if so do you think that person will be gunning to get involved well i think there already is a civil war in syria the massacres that are taking place are almost entirely demarcated by sectarian division. the.
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if you like the dichotomy that exists in the country is not just between those who are with the regime or against the regime though that exists between different ethnic and confessional groups and it's a powder keg if ever you want to. to find one that's why i said to i said last night to a british foreign office minister what are you doing in syria have you any idea of the virtual nuclear explosion in the us critical area that you are helping to bring about did you learn nothing from afghanistan did you learn nothing from flying osama bin laden to afghanistan to fight the red army. this is even more dangerous because it has course front here with israel it's on the shores of the mediterranean so close to europe itself and
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it is part of if you wanted to draw out that way an arc involving iran iraq with its big shia majority. the syrian government and the people who support and of course the. national resistance movement in lebanon hezbollah that's a very powerful arc with a lot of firepower and one of the characteristics of she is a witch the foreign office minister that i talked to last night appeared oblivious to was the shiites are quite ready to fight to the death and what role do you think iran should play in bringing peace to syria well iran is a critical component in the region as a whole it's critical in iraq it could end in an afternoon the all remaining traces of western occupation of iraq in an afternoon if they give the war to do so and of course you cannot talk about the future of the region without
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bringing it around into it and russia and coffee alone are both correct in saying that iran is indispensable in any solution to this the only possible solution is the kofi annan plan which is supported by everybody in the world except the. people whose plan it is the united nations is supporting it the rope supports the hanging the out of league point of coffee out on the first place is busily supplied weapons to the rebels to do it but any sensible person in the world wants the plan to succeed and the plan is to buy dialogue and transition and dictatorship in syria without having to spill an ocean of blood in order to do it and destabilize the region and therefore the world thank you very much thank you.
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provide the answers to the future of food under the microscope. the future covered. top stories this hour on r t explosions and fighting in the syrian capital as rebels announce a full scale offensive against damascus that's amid another diplomatic attempt to end the crisis. america sent its own agents to patrol britain's airport of the london olympics one of the u.k.'s for more troops and police after security contractors bite off more than they can choose. patronising and insulting that's an immigrant's in belgium describe a new starter kit which they say is nothing more than a guide for savages arriving in the civilized world. with a news team with more news stories for in fifty minutes from now in the meantime the sports reporter with the.
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welcome to the sports thanks for joining us coming up in the. cap thirty the former england manager fabio capello is taking will be a wonderful adventure. boxing queen women prepare to make history at the olympic games in london. and civil way. they tower of london for security reasons. but first former england manager fabio capello says taking charge of the national football team would be a wonderful adventure he's heading to. a year deal worth up to a staggering twenty four million dollars with a possible two year extension the russian football union named him to give
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a carte successor on monday and claim they now only need to agree on the fine print with the tail end capello is expected to point for fellow country men and to russian and in his coaching staff. take charge in time for russia's friendly against overcoats next month before world cup qualifiers against northern ireland and israel in september. capello's achievements in management have seen him qualify england for the world cup in twenty ten and they're racing to european championships but his biggest achievements have come at club level winning two legged titles with real madrid seven eight ten league titles with rome and a similar who also won the champions league under him what russian player said about capello's point. or i think this is the correct decision and he's a great coach and one of the best around he's been in charge of england and top
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clubs around europe he's very experienced it will be create to work with him you're pushing it with i don't really know what to think at the moment so many names will link with the job like capello is going to learn we'll just have to see what he's able to bring to the team and hopefully he'll help take russian football forward. so in football over there no one has officially spoken for the first time as the new barcelona head coach had got all this success have put the. company through their paces at her training ground as a couple and their preparations for next month's spanish to pick up against up travels and champ and well my dream until now it says will be heavily relying on little in their back to claim their faith domestic crown in five seasons. messi has a very special role in this team last season hugh scored a lot of goals hopefully he will score at least as many this season has progressed a lot of people had said he couldn't score with his left leg or his head but this
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is exactly what he does know he's more complete now he understands the game and he's a person to take on extra responsibility. now thousands of athletes are starting to arrive in london for the olympics and some will make history just by turning up boxing is making its debut at the games and russia sees it as a golden opportunity to boost its medals tally with the more he's robert fatton on . they've already made history with the women's boxing set to make its olympic debut london these are the three russian women who have fought for their right to represent the country on the biggest stage of all. appear to go over holder of two world and european gold medals terma derm again she has would take all the olympic medal in the sixty kills category would top all her previous achievements the
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sample totals to be faster than your opponent to reach your mind to neutralize her to be virtually untouchable in the ring that's the greatest feeling you can experience in the sport you can't always be in such but when you're richard that's what i enjoy most in boxing me until the often turns out to be the key factor of big wins and dramatic fails russia is hoping the heaviest olympic less under seventy five years adorable at least it is paramount comes with mental training this is where i believe i can improve on as psychology plays an essential role in any preparation even my coaches now and then say to me come on you're the european champion i still have to gain some confidence i need to step in the ring cool is all it is for me even when i make some technical mistakes it's all down to intel is he it's all in here with a woman by the way to do battle in the olympic boxing ring you're going to seville ever expect london point well to be simply
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a cold room you know that i think women are driven by anger in the ring more often than men competitive anger women's boxing is also more emotional sometimes guys from the russian manstein say hey you're emotionally overwhelmed you should calm down but of course that voice is great but getting firsthand experience is crucial but these women the top is made real when they get in the same room with men we use them it was more team has been training with men for quite a long time three times a week it's common practice for us especially you have big events and everyone still a big girl. even spar with man and at first the guys didn't take it seriously but after a while it became very real and it's really paid off is that dream sure helped win the battle for olympic glory. but regardless of reaching that goal you will not having already secured their berth in boxing history is something that can never be taken away. from marty. america's
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basketball player about to kick start the europe a logo the olympic gold medal holders are due to play in manchester on thursday before moving on to barcelona for two more exaggeration matches but before leaving brazil eighty to sixty night in a friendly send out signal to their rivals at the london games coach mike can see jeff ski doesn't write off the south american side adding that their parents could also cause an upset i think it's a great chance to be in contention for a gold medal. we're going to play in a couple other teams in exhibitions. also will be their origin teen and spain and wanting we will. cross cross over to france france was tony parker weeding them in all the n.b.a. players to be really good. in the meantime the third step will amputee to compete
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at the olympics oscar pistorius has been playing down his medal chances nicknamed blade runner the south african will run in the four hundred meter and take part in the four by four hundred twenty five year old won a silver medal in the relate event at last year's world championships in south korea. they failed to qualify for the individual four hundred meters final in day and reckons it will be a tall order for him to go solo in london. to make the finals going to be extremely tough. there's a big difference in qualifying for the games and being at the top of the guards and running at the top or running. you know forty four seconds which is a second quicker than i've ever run on the four hundred and then probably two when going to sue repeats of the two thousand and it's you know sub forty fourth time that shawn marion and with the two more than earthbeat different are going to be some phenomenal performances. not all athletes are based at the olympic village of the moment swimmers for example are currently at
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a training camp in the north of england and have been talking up their chances of success even though they got. half as many goals as the a say at the last olympics paul is still their main source of medals so jones will be competing at a fourth games and will defend to the big titles while three south and station james magnussen is making his olympic debut feature in the fifty one hundred four by one hundred meters and is confident of giving others a run for their money. this one of the reasons why i chose one hundred phrases of becoming so is that we're living in a state of in. this in a room. that's one of the reasons that there is a. it's been a long time coming for the show you have been in. it's just about time that we did . north korean athletes are the traditional dark horses at the games fifty one contenders fly the flag for the world's most isolated country in the british
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capital they're out refused to talk to the media while getting on board connection flight beijing north korea claimed six medals including two goals. four years ago and the asian nation will once again be hoping for success in gymnastics but lifting and. staying with the olympic theme the first prizes will be presented in one of the women's shooting events on the twenty eighth of july two sets of medals will be up for grabs at the london games it took several tons of gold silver and copper to make them and for security reasons we organize this found probably the safest place in the british capital for them and the tower of london has been used for over six hundred years to hold crowned jewels. it is the safest house in london but it's iconic it's looked after precious jewels in the crown jewels for many many years and of course it's one of our host paris as well
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